by Ajahn Sundara 2014 English

Foreword

The chapters in this wonderful book are edited transcriptions of talks given by Ajahn Sundara between 2003 and 2011. Many of these talks and teachings were given at Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula in Redwood California. Some were from public talks and retreats held at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in the United Kingdom. It Can Be Very Simple is taken from an interview given to The Insight Journal of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Our Nature is from a talk given at Seattle Insight Meditation Society.

Ajahn Sundara is ordained in the Thai Forest Tradition. In this tradition, Dhamma talks are delivered in an impromptu manner – they are not scripted, or prepared in advance. Often, Ajahns don’t even know what subject they will discuss until they are seated in front of their listeners and begin to speak. So the chapters in this book flow very directly from Ajahn Sundara’s heart. These are spontaneous expressions arising from her experience of living the Buddha’s teachings.

In the late 1970s, Ajahn Sundara first came into contact with the Dhamma when she had the opportunity of attending talks and retreats led by Ajahn Sumedho. Although his teaching and way of[…]”

Excerpt From: Ajahn Sundara. “Walking The World.”